Photo: Vinnie Biskupic
Kansas City vs. San Francisco. A BBQ mecca vs. the wine capital of America. Don’t know who to pick for tomorrow’s big game? Here’s a Super Bowl pairing we can all cheer for!
KC-style barbecue is known for its dry-rubbed and smoked meats that are slathered in thick tomato and molasses based barbecue sauces. For a dish with smoke, spice, and savory sweetness we want a wine to match those classic tailgate flavors. Turns out Northern California pumps out some killer barbecue wine with higher tannins to cut through that melt-in-your-mouth fatty meat.
Created by Vinnie Biskupic
*Pair to Peterson 'Mendo Blendo' 2013 Petite Syrah, Syrah, Carignane, Grenache| Sonoma, California
*Check out our other Football wine recommendations in the "What Your Tailgate Life is Missing” Shop Page
Three Slabs of Spare Ribs
Kansas City Dry Rub:
- 3 cups brown sugar
- 3/4 cup dried mustard
- 1 tablespoon ancho chili powder
- 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
- 2 tablespoon smoked paprika
Looking for that perfect holiday tipple + appetizer pairing that will 'WOW' your guests?
This week on The Jason Show, our very own somm, Leslee, shows off her wine-tail making skills with her original Winter (Wine) G+T Recipe paired to one of her best pal's Gougère Spinach + Artichoke Recipes.
Chef out Leslee + Chef Corey of Create Catering on The Jason Show earlier this week!
In the meantime, enjoy Leslee's Winter G+ T Recipe and learn how to make Chef Corey's delicious gougères!
A Somm's Winter G+T
Infuse approx 2oz of fresh spruce tips in to a bottle of dry London gin (Bombay or Beefeater) for 24hrs
(May infuse longer, however, be aware the longer the infusion, the more bitter your gin will become from the pine resin, etc.)
Strain spruce tips, needles, etc. from gin + rebottle
- Shake 2oz (per person) of infused gin with ice
- Pour into large Burgundy wine glass
- Top with 4oz of delicious Cava -- like this one!
Chef Corey's Spinach + Artichoke filled Gougères
Makes roughly 50...